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Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Himalaya

Price : $49.75
ISBN # : 9788121107709
Author : S. Singh
pages: 153
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Published : 2011

While this book focuses on rich biodiversity of Indian Western Himalayan region, it looks at it from a lens of culture, livelihoods and people. It acknowledges that people cannot be seen as the problem but must be part of the solution. We stress not just on diversity - but on harder to measure and quantify values such as ecosystem services. Putting tangible numbers to these and focusing on the services this region provides is key to conservation. Not only are the Western Himalaya the cradle of many of the major rivers of the Indian subcontinent, but the water, silt and nutrients brought down from the mountains is critical to sustaining the high productivity of the Indo-Gangetic plains. Can we value these myriad ecosystem services into our national accounting?

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 14 November, 2011.

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